3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

This also introduces a whole new issue to supply chain and the manufacturing process–protection of intellectual property (IP), in the form of the digital files being sent to 3D printers. This puts a whole new stream of thought into the traditional supply chain.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Locating the plant near Toyota’s existing manufacturing site would enable the two companies to source parts from companies nearby that supply components for Corolla production.

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What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

KFC Ran Out of Chicken! What Supply Chain Lessons Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out McDonald’s Supply Chain Challenge: Switching from Frozen to Fresh Burgers! It underscores the importance of sound planning and reliability in Supply Chain Management in an era where companies are looking to gain an edge with margins wherever they can.

Supply Chain Planning and an Uncertain Economy

Arkieva

In good economy, you could look to sales and marketing and follow a top line growth strategy effectively, but when the sales tank due to poor economy conditions, there is only one thing that works best: An effective Supply Chain with a laser sharp focus on Cash, Cost, and Efficiency.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. Kentucky.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

As explained in a Next level Purchasing Association Whitepaper , the next level of procurement trends in the supply chain is going to focus on how technology improvements in speed, reliability, and accessibility can be leveraged to benefit the supply chain.

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

Let’s stop buying products where labor abuse exists in the supply chain. In the mineral supply chain, particularly in mining gold, children have been injured and killed in mining accidents in smaller scale mines in China, Mali, Tanzania and the Philippines.

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Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

Master’s students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network presented their thesis projects to supply chain professionals and the MIT community on January 22, 2014.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 26, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

US Logistics Infrastructure May Better than Thought, Oil Prices Inevitably Headed Down, New Kentucky Aluminum Plant Coming because of Right to Work, HP Instant Ink Program Leverages IoT, More

Shoemaker Named Presenter for Reliable Plant 2020 Conference

Synovos

Donald Shoemaker, Vice President Engineering & Consulting Services for Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, has been selected to present a paper at the upcoming Reliable Plant 2020 conference in Louisville, KY. The conference, to be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! It’s important that procurement teams take into account the new risk reality and challenges that face them, their organizations and their value chains.

Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics

Elementum

Amazon has recently revealed its plan to establish its own worldwide air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. This is about supplying the needs of our customers and our sellers. Supply Chain Goals.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. The ‘last mile’ is a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based processes. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Probabilistic Forecasting - a Primer

ToolsGroup

Understanding and employing this relatively simple principle can take your forecasting and supply chain planning from ‘good to great’. For example: the horse “Secretariat” will win the Kentucky Derby.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

Her social savvy resulted in demand outweighing supply. The growing company began selling clothes under its own name, it procured a distribution center in Kentucky, and venture capitalists started to take notice—leading to at least $40 million in funding. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Carhartt ships all customer and consumer orders from a single facility in Western Kentucky that features two drop lots and several satellite yards.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., In all, about 3,000 workers from California and 1,000 from Kentucky will transfer to Texas.

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Shippers should check with individual supply chain partners to see if they are online. . Kentucky . Ensure that supply chain partners are online before working in the state. .

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

It is also my go-to example when I try to explain supply chain and logistics to my kids. “Do For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not huge, but it’s only going to grow – the planned 210 acre Amazon airport in Kentucky will support up to 200 flights daily. Five years of supply chain product experience and a MBA or Supply Chain Masters, is required.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Supply chain risks are reduced. As delivery speed is increasingly important, closer proximity to consumers, supply chain expediency, and convenience of doing business become priorities. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. Kentucky. Shippers could face some supply chain difficulty in Maryland.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.??? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . Kentucky ? . shipping to or from Kentucky,?you chain?issues

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

project44 Launches the Next Generation of its Supply Chain Visibility and Connectivity Platform. billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. I believe we are currently between Stage 2 and Stage 4 in many supply chain and logistics areas. Toothy.

Doing Business in Spain

QAD

state of Kentucky. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The supply chain infrastructure in Spain is strong due to its robust transportation and communications systems.

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The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Global supply chains responded quickly – over 200,000 spinners were available from Alibaba retailers and upwards of 8,000 sellers on Amazon. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. But knowing the general breakdown of crop production, state by state, can help your supply chain roll with the punches. The Golden State is an invaluable resource to the domestic food supply chain.

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard

Lucas

The next worker in the chain will be able to correctly prepare the unloading arrangements. billion air hub investment in Kentucky. The middle mile is said to be the most expensive part of the supply chain. Those involved in supply chain & logistics operations must research ways to decrease costs and become more efficient to meet rising speed demands. Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Louisville, Kentucky. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

supply chain, have forced manufacturers to consider reshoring a large portion of the production”. In response to Walmart’s reshoring efforts, General Electric is producing domestically made lightbulbs for the chain. The company has also moved manufacturing of washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters from China to Kentucky. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. ”[7] All businesses rely on their supply chains and nothing is more important to efficient supply chains than good infrastructure. ”[8] If you want a great economy, you need great supply chains, and great manufacturing. Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen.